This article appeared in the Irish Times the other day and I enjoyed it so much I decided to repost here, with a link to the book that the author, Dr Tony Bates, refers to in his piece. I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. My phone alarm woke me with [...]
Befriending Your Mind, Befriending Your Life: Mindfulness and the Endless Adventure of Growing into Yourself, Jon Kabat-Zinn. This excerpt comes from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s keynote presentation at the Feb 2013 Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth from the UCSD Center for Mindfulness at the University of California San Diego School of Medecine.
You are at a crossroads, sensing there are less worldly paths you can follow, paths that feed on profound inner peace, a more encompassing joy, ever-renewed freshness of vision and inspiration, a more rhythmic sense of quiet progression. There is, deep within you, a spring so pure, one cup of its clear waters will refresh [...]
The clutter of our lives binds us to the precious simplicity that surrounds us and within us. Too often we become possessed and imprisoned by the chains of our own accumulations. We live in fear of their loss; we evolve complex strategies to protect ourselves from failure and deprivation. This burden inhibits our ability to [...]
I have to confess that I struggle with the concept of ‘mindful parenting.’ There’s something a little unsavoury, condescending and saccharine about it. It may be a language thing, but it seems to me that buried deep and implicitly within the term, is the value judgement that tells us we should really be doing rather [...]
This post brings you up-to-date with the latest developments at Embrace Mindfulness. 8 week MBSR programmes This is the core teaching programme of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). In the course you will become more aware of the unhelpful thought patterns that can trigger and perpetuate stress, anxiety and low moods. With that awareness comes choice [...]
The BBC Breakfast Programme ran a report on the emergence of Mindfulness in UK schools as a means of reducing curriculum and exam stress amongst teenagers. For more information please contact The Mindfulness in Schools Project, the UK’s leading organisation in this field. The piece was aired on Wednesday 27 March, 2013
The article is written by Rachel Naomi Remen, one of the earliest pioneers in the mind/body holistic health movement and the first to recognize the role of the spirit in health and the recovery from illness. She is Co-Founder and Medical Director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program featured in the Bill Moyers PBS series, [...]